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Can I with-hold my child from the father until Child Support/Joint custody is discussed at meeting?

The father of my child and I recently seperated I moved out from our home to go and stay with my sister with my child and focus on myself. Father and I agreed on him coming get or see our child whenever. One day he calls me and tell me he wasn't bringing her back instead bringing her to go stay with some family a hour away over Texas state line because he did not want her living with me where I was (he does not like my sister at all). I had to beg and plead with him to bring our child back to m
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Posted on 10th Jul, 2018
Advocate Gowaal
Answered on 20th Jul, 2018
This is my response to you: 1. Keeping the child without other parent knowing where the child is, itself amounts to kidnapping; 2. Therefore get an interim measure from court to have the custody of the child; 3. Once the court's orders are confirmed then only you or your spouse will get joint or sole legal custody; 4. Settle the matter in court.
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